Glenys and Gus Evans with dog Pippi. (Photo credit: David Haxton)

Article from the NZ Herald

Well-known horticulturist [and former Garden Centre owner/operator in Waikanae —Eds] Gus Evans has been recognised by the Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture.

Gus was made an Associate of Honour of the Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture (RNZIH) which is the highest honour bestowed by the institute, awarded to people who have given distinguished service to horticulture in New Zealand.

“I was totally blown away. I really couldn’t believe it because I did think there were other people far more worthy of it than myself. But when it sunk in it was like I had won Lotto. It was a wonderful end to the culmination of a long career.”

Evans said the award wasn’t just about himself.